Some time ago there was great debate here in a thread about the depth (or lack of) of the construction of Pirates of the Caribbean. That may or may not be related to what I'm about to post.
So anyway...I'm tripping the light fantasmic rummaging through the Opus Archives when I happen upon this mystery photo:
Dated 1961. That jives with the construction of Swiss Family Treehouse that you can see there (it opened in 1962). Looks to be covering the area where the Indy and Pirate's entrances are now.
Now having been in and about Disneyland lots since its earliest days...I like to think I know more than most about the place. But this photo has really thrown me for a loop. Just look at that hole and it's size and depth! What the heck were they digging for and doing back then? Looks like they are laying pipe at the very bottom...but why at such a depth?
I suppose it could be pre-prep for New Orleans Square and Pirates...but 1961? That's quite a ways from when it opened. But I suppose it could be just that. Perhaps they knew some major attraction was going in that space and decided then was a good time to start on infrastructure?
I don't know. Do you?